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Information must not be kept behind locked doors

1 day(s) ago

The high cost of the internet not only affects the economy, it disempowers young people who have grown up in a different world to that of previous generations, writes Zama Ndlovu

Rage, rage against the dying of the Wi-Fi

Penny Haw promo
1 day(s) ago

As with other rages, Wi-Fi rage can lead to outrageous behaviour, writes Penny Haw

The DA’s statements reveal how uninfluential it really is

1 day(s) ago

DA’s ‘must’ infatuation highlights its great weakness as it fails to get results, writes Gareth van Onselen

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: For the love of hybrids

EFFICIENCY: Hybrid cars look likely to remain popular. The Renault Sandero. Picture: QUICKPIC
1 day(s) ago

It is not only high prices that make me think the hybrid will live on — the fact is, I enjoy filling up once a month, writes Alexander Parker

Rebasing GDP is set to boost SA’s financial ratios

1 day(s) ago

Every five years Stats SA rebases and rebenchmarks the national accounts figures to bring them up to date, writes Hilary Joffe

What has become of Boer racism?

Leon Louw promo
1 day(s) ago

Despite disinformation to the contrary, Leon Louw finds Afrikaners transformed

JAZZ: Kesivan Naidoo and Brotherhood

Gwen Ansell promo
1 day(s) ago

Naidoo has never much cared about labels, but Brotherhood is certainly jazz, writes Gwen Ansell

STREET DOGS: Advice from a champion checkers player

1 day(s) ago

Sound advice for checkers players that could just as easily have been written for the equity markets

SA needs hard bargaining rather than indabas

Steven Friedman
1 day(s) ago

When democracy arrived, our major actors ducked a key task — how to tackle the poverty and inequality our past had created without damaging the ability to create wealth, writes Steven Friedman

AT HOME AND ABROAD: Nene has no shortage of bad news to deliver to the nation

Allister Sparks masthead
1 day(s) ago

Finance minister will face the harsh fact that government expenditure is now greater than its income. And that can only mean misery, writes Allister Sparks


Previous columns


No protests over ‘selling the roof to pay the rent’ plan

2 day(s) ago

Government should examine other options to fix Eskom without selling dividend-yielding assets that also pay taxes, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

Bears in the flip-flop market

2 day(s) ago

Some popular explanations for and against a US equity market crash, writes Michel Pireu

THE INSIDER: Zuma proves immune to Hong Kong protests

Riot police line up in front of protesters in the Mongkok shopping district of Hong Kong on Sunday.  Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Hong Kong ‘open for business’, says Zuma at a time when the former British territory’s youth are standing up to Beijing

STRAIGHT TALK: Yield seekers will prove fickle

Mark Barnes promo
2 day(s) ago

We fixed the financial crisis overnight, writes Mark Barnes, but no one needs a financial industry if there isn’t a real economy

The disintegration of cadre deployment under Zuma

3 day(s) ago

Desired outcome of cadre deployment has collapsed under the unstable weight of the process designed to achieve it, writes Gareth van Onselen

UNEMBARGOED: We need a political morality beyond populism

3 day(s) ago

New political morality is needed of which the premise is a desire to reformulate SA’s narrative into one of inclusivity, opportunity and hard work, writes Songezo Zibi

Proxy battles must not blind ANC to future needs

Aubrey Matshiqi promo
3 day(s) ago

Aubrey Matshiqi examines some of the outcomes of the recent ANC Gauteng provincial conference

Africa has to raise Pax Africana from the dead

3 day(s) ago

In silencing the guns in Africa, national governments will improve democratic governance, writes Adekeye Adebajo

SIGN POST: SA stakes place up there on the cloud

3 day(s) ago

In the virtual world of cloud computing, local enterprises have been credited with reaching a level of maturity similar to those in the US and UK, writes Arthur Goldstuck

Quest for English robs our schools of language

Nomalanga Mkhize
2 day(s) ago

We must insist on all our schools providing quality African language instruction for all children, writes Nomalanga Mkhize

LETTER FROM NAIROBI: Mazrui taught what it meant to be truly African

2 day(s) ago

Ali Mazrui’s work opened one’s mind up to a new idea of what it truly means to be African — and not the Africa of colonial Europe, writes Muthoni Maingi

STREET DOGS: Second-hand thinking

2 day(s) ago

Jiddu Krishnamurti, a great thinker and writer, spent his life urging others to investigate things for themselves — advice that applies to equity investors, writes Michel Pireu

ON WORK: Time to flirt with Tinder for a new way to recruit people

Lucy Kellaway promo
2 day(s) ago

There is surely a market for an app — let’s call it TinderIn — that would be a fast and efficient way of matching people to jobs, writes Lucy Kellaway

Nene juggles austerity and expectations

Nhlanhla Nene.  Picture: SOWETAN
3 day(s) ago

Nene is faced with a faltering economy, a revenue shortfall of R15bn or so, some big spending pressures and ever-rising government debt, writes Hilary Joffe

Born-free cable thieves need opportunities, not new labels

3 day(s) ago

With a formal labour market absorption rate among 15-to-24-year-olds of only 13%, crime must be a tempting activity for many ‘born frees’, writes John Kane-Berman

CRUCIAL CD COLLECTION: The Dream Syndicate

3 day(s) ago

There’s hardly a song on the original Days Of Wine And Roses album that I can’t instantly recall with pleasure more than thirty years later, writes Richard Haslop

ON THE WATER: Pestilence will change the world if we don’t

Health workers don protective equipment at the Island Clinic in Monrovia. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

The old spiritual notion that the fates of all of humanity are intertwined is increasingly manifested in physical reality, writes Neels Blom

BULL’S EYE: Seesawing prices keep investors guessing

Jeremy Thomas promo
3 day(s) ago

Mr Market is doing his best to make monkeys of us all, writes Jeremy Thomas

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